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The Symphony: Shostakovich

Friday, 8 March, 2019 5:30PM

Between Shostakovich’s precocious Symphony No. 1 and the dark, valedictory Symphony No. 15 lies a remarkably varied group of works. Some are of great length and ambition, others are more intimate. These symphonies are often regarded as autobiographical, reflecting the composer’s reactions to the tumultuous and often harrowing times in which he lived.

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Brooklyn to Ballard

Sunday, 10 March, 2019 6:00PM

From the boroughs of New York to the neighborhoods of Seattle, the influences of jazz have inspired composers across the United States. Seattle Symphony Composer in Residence and clarinetist Derek Bermel curates an evening of performances featuring cellist Seth Parker Woods, pianist Ethan Iverson and Seattle Symphony musicians.

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In the Spotlight: John Harbison

Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 7:30PM

Engage in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison who will read selections from his new book, What Do We Make of Bach? The book offers an extended commentary on his new work being performed by the Seattle Symphony, and explores Bach’s profound significance on Harbison as a composer.

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Contemporary Music Marathon

Saturday, 23 March, 2019 5:00PM

Saturday, MARCH 23–Sunday, MARCH 24, 2019

Immerse yourself in a nonstop multi-disciplinary showcase with music from over 50 living composers across the span of 24 hours. Each hour includes unique experiences co-curated by a wide array of musicians, composers and experimental artists.

Marathon passes include all three acts; or purchase each act individually.


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